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Year of the Lion

We’re a global organization of active men and women, and it shows in our calendar. Each year, we seek to make a greater global impact than the year before. One way we do this is by participating in critical, long-standing events, and by adding new ones throughout the years.

February 2021

 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

February 1

  • Application deadline for consideration in May 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest Advisory Committee for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching and Lions Quest grants. Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation)

February 15

  • International Childhood Cancer Day

February 21

  • Application deadlines for the Faculty Development Institutes to be held in Tampere, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden on May 22-24, 2021

February 22

  • Application deadline for the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute to be held in Mombasa, Kenya on May 23-25, 2021

February 26

  • Last day for early discount on convention registration fees

March 2021

 

March 1

March 13-15

  • Faculty Development Institute in Los Angeles, CA, USA

March 15

  • New Voices nominations due for third quarter recognition

March 20

March 20-22

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Paris, France

March 22-24

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Taichung, Taiwan

March 31

  • Last day for regular convention registration fees

April 2021

 
Environmental Awareness Month
Family & Friends Month
Leo Club Awareness Month

April

April 7

April 8-10

  • Faculty Development Institutes in Kunming, Yunnan, China and Seoul, Korea

April 9-11

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Nelson, New Zealand

April 16-18

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Lome, Togo and Faculty Development Institutes in Porto, Portugal and Sydney, Australia

April 18-21

  • International Board of Directors meeting (Atlanta, GA, USA)

April 22

  • Earth Day

April 24

  • Lions Worldwide Induction Day

April 30 - May 2

  • Faculty Development Institute in Quito, Ecuador and Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Pune, India

May 2021

 
Strengthen Membership Month

May

May 1

  • Deadline for advance convention registration and hotel room
  • Deadline for convention registration refunds and hotel deposit refunds for individual cancellations
  • GAT District Funding submissions due
  • Application deadline for consideration in August 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees, Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, Lions Quest and SightFirst grants (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)

May 4

  • Executive Committee meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 5-7

  • LCIF Board of Trustees and Lions Quest Advisory Committee meetings (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 14-16

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes in Atlanta, GA, USA and Hyderabad, India, and Faculty Development Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 15

  • Officer Reporting Form (PU101) filings due
  • New Voices final nominations due for fourth quarter recognition

May 22-24

  • Faculty Development Institutes in Tampere, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden

May 23-25

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes in Mombasa, Kenya

June 2021

 

June 1

  • Helen Keller Day

June 1-15

June 7

  • Lions Clubs International birthday

June 15

  • Pre-certified delegate form submission due for voting at International Convention

June 20-24

  • International Board of Directors meeting (Montreal)

June 25

June 25-29

June 30

  • Last day to submit district goals for first vice district governor/district governor elects.

Past events

 
July 2020
July 1 July 15
  • Lions Club Activity Report due
August 2020
August 12
  • International Youth Day
August 4-7 (Tentative)
  • LCIF New Trustee Orientation (Virtual)
August 13-15
  • LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
August 15
  • Leo Club Program Advisory Panel nominations due
  • Leo Club Excellence Award applications due
  • Club service chairperson Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the District GST coordinator
August 31
  • Final day to submit Club and District Team Excellence Awards nominations
  • Final day to submit Presidential Zone and Region Chairperson Awards nominations
September 2020
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 15
  • District GST coordinator Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the multiple district GST coordinator
October 2020
Vision Awareness Month
Lions Membership Growth Month
Leo Membership Growth Month
October 1 October 8
  • World Sight Day
October 10-13
  • International Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
October 15
  • Matching, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer, SightFirst, and Lions Quest grants application submission deadline for consideration in January 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees
October 24 October 29 - November 1 (Rescheduled for November 2021) October 31
  • New Voices nominations due for first quarter recognition
  • Multiple district GST Kindness Matters Service Award nomination due to Lions Clubs International
November 2020
Diabetes Awareness Month
November 1 November 8
  • CA III Faculty Development Institute (FDI) application due (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
November 14
  • World Diabetes Day
November 15
  • Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor
  • Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due
November 28
  • CA V Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) application due (Taichung, Taiwan)

February 2021

 
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

February 1

  • Application deadline for consideration in May 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest Advisory Committee for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching and Lions Quest grants. Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation)

February 15

  • International Childhood Cancer Day

February 21

  • Application deadlines for the Faculty Development Institutes to be held in Tampere, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden on May 22-24, 2021

February 22

  • Application deadline for the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute to be held in Mombasa, Kenya on May 23-25, 2021

February 26

  • Last day for early discount on convention registration fees

March 2021

 

March 1

March 13-15

  • Faculty Development Institute in Los Angeles, CA, USA

March 15

  • New Voices nominations due for third quarter recognition

March 20

March 20-22

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Paris, France

March 22-24

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Taichung, Taiwan

March 31

  • Last day for regular convention registration fees

April 2021

 
Environmental Awareness Month
Family & Friends Month
Leo Club Awareness Month

April

April 7

April 8-10

  • Faculty Development Institutes in Kunming, Yunnan, China and Seoul, Korea

April 9-11

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Nelson, New Zealand

April 16-18

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Lome, Togo and Faculty Development Institutes in Porto, Portugal and Sydney, Australia

April 18-21

  • International Board of Directors meeting (Atlanta, GA, USA)

April 22

  • Earth Day

April 24

  • Lions Worldwide Induction Day

April 30 - May 2

  • Faculty Development Institute in Quito, Ecuador and Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Pune, India

May 2021

 
Strengthen Membership Month

May

May 1

  • Deadline for advance convention registration and hotel room
  • Deadline for convention registration refunds and hotel deposit refunds for individual cancellations
  • GAT District Funding submissions due
  • Application deadline for consideration in August 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees, Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees for Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger, Matching, Lions Quest and SightFirst grants (Final submission deadline subject to finalization of the board and committee meeting dates. Contact LCIF for confirmation.)

May 4

  • Executive Committee meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 5-7

  • LCIF Board of Trustees and Lions Quest Advisory Committee meetings (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA)

May 14-16

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes in Atlanta, GA, USA and Hyderabad, India, and Faculty Development Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

May 15

  • Officer Reporting Form (PU101) filings due
  • New Voices final nominations due for fourth quarter recognition

May 22-24

  • Faculty Development Institutes in Tampere, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden

May 23-25

  • Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes in Mombasa, Kenya

June 2021

 

June 1

  • Helen Keller Day

June 1-15

June 7

  • Lions Clubs International birthday

June 15

  • Pre-certified delegate form submission due for voting at International Convention

June 20-24

  • International Board of Directors meeting (Montreal)

June 25

June 25-29

June 30

  • Last day to submit district goals for first vice district governor/district governor elects.

Past events

 
July 2020
July 1 July 15
  • Lions Club Activity Report due
August 2020
August 12
  • International Youth Day
August 4-7 (Tentative)
  • LCIF New Trustee Orientation (Virtual)
August 13-15
  • LCIF Board of Trustees Meeting (Virtual)
August 15
  • Leo Club Program Advisory Panel nominations due
  • Leo Club Excellence Award applications due
  • Club service chairperson Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the District GST coordinator
August 31
  • Final day to submit Club and District Team Excellence Awards nominations
  • Final day to submit Presidential Zone and Region Chairperson Awards nominations
September 2020
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 15
  • District GST coordinator Kindness Matters Service Award nominations due to the multiple district GST coordinator
October 2020
Vision Awareness Month
Lions Membership Growth Month
Leo Membership Growth Month
October 1 October 8
  • World Sight Day
October 10-13
  • International Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
October 15
  • Matching, Diabetes, Hunger, Childhood Cancer, SightFirst, and Lions Quest grants application submission deadline for consideration in January 2021 by the LCIF Board of Trustees and the Lions Quest and SightFirst Advisory Committees
October 24 October 29 - November 1 (Rescheduled for November 2021) October 31
  • New Voices nominations due for first quarter recognition
  • Multiple district GST Kindness Matters Service Award nomination due to Lions Clubs International
November 2020
Diabetes Awareness Month
November 1 November 8
  • CA III Faculty Development Institute (FDI) application due (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
November 14
  • World Diabetes Day
November 15
  • Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning Peace Poster (per contest) to the district governor
  • Leo October Membership Growth Award nominations due
November 28
  • CA V Lions Certified Instructor Program (LCIP) application due (Taichung, Taiwan)
December 2020
December 1
  • Postmark deadline for a district governor to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to the multiple district council chairperson. A district not belonging to a multiple district must send their one Peace Poster and/or one Peace Essay directly to Brand & Marketing Strategy at Lions Clubs International Headquarters.
December 5
  • International Leo Day
December 10-13 (Rescheduled for December 2021) December 15
  • Postmark deadline for multiple district council chairpersons to send their one winning Peace Poster and/or Peace Essay to Brand & Marketing Strategy at Lions Clubs International
January 2021
Hunger Awareness Month
January 8
  • Application deadlines for Faculty Development Institutes to be held in Kunming, Yunnan, China and Seoul, Korea on April 8-10, 2021
January 9
  • Application deadline for the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute to be held in Nelson, New Zealand on April 9-11, 2021
January 11
  • Executive Committee meeting (Oak Brook, IL, USA) (Virtual)
January 13
  • Melvin Jones’ birthday
January 13-21
  • LCIF Board of Trustees meeting (Oak Brook, Illinois, USA) (Virtual)
January 15
  • Peace Poster Kits go on sale in the Lions International Shop
  • New Voices nominations due for second quarter recognition
January 16
  • Application deadlines for the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute to be held in Lome, Togo and the Faculty Development Institutes to be held in Porto, Portugal and Sydney, Australia on April 16-18, 2021
January 23-24
  • FOLAC Forum (Bucaramanga, Columbia) (Virtual)
January 30
  • Application deadlines for the Faculty Development Institute to be held in Quito, Ecuador and the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute to be held in Pune, India on April 30 - May 2, 2021